Episodes

  • Reframing the narrative on psychedelics, how alcohol is the most destructive drug in society, and the debate on legalising drugs, leading expert in psychedelic research, Dr Rayyan Zafar joins Jamie to change your perspective on this fascinating topic.


    With only 30% of the population actually responding to anti-depressants, Dr Zafar reveals the potential of psychedelics as an alternative to anti-depressants [17.53], the REAL reason why drugs are illegal [35.48] and explains how gambling addictions are a serious mental health illness [48:44].


    This is an eye-opening conversation aiming to really challenge your perception of these subjects.


    To find out more on Dr Zafar you can find him on:

    Instagram: @rayyanzaf @icaro.events

    Twitter: @RayyanZafar6

    Websites: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/psychedelic-research-centre/ // https://www.drugscience.org.uk


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot


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  • From the cult-like world of Playboy, financial abuse at the hands of her husband and building her life up after leaving the “bunny” empire at 31, Crystal Hefner is a NYT best selling Author, American model and the third wife of Hugh Hefner.


    Crystal reveals how she entered the Playboy mansion as a young, introverted women; the collateral damage of a highly competitive and misogynistic environment. Running away from a cover-shoot 5 days before her wedding, and how she took back her power over the last decade.


    This is an empowering conversation about choosing yourself after years of objectification and misogyny.


    If you want to read Crystal Hefner’s book, 'Only Say Good Things', find it here: https://amzn.eu/d/44SrACp


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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  • Misconceptions about the gut, its astonishing connection to our mental wellbeing, and the truth about Ultra-Processed Foods, leading expert and Head Nutritionist at ZOE, Dr Federica Amati joins Jamie for this special guest expert episode of Great Company.


    Dr Federica reveals staggering statistics, sheds light on alcohol's direct impact on risk of cancer [16.12], unpacks common misconceptions [05.50] and explains the surprising link between diet and our personal lives - from dating, to fertility [29.20]


    This is a fascinating conversation that will nourish your mind and change your eating habits.


    If you want to read Dr Federica’s latest book, you can find it here: https://amzn.eu/d/8cEF7hp


    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast


    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • TW: This episode contains discussion of suicide


    Living in fear, burying the past and discovering magic in unusual places, STEVE FRAYNE is one of the most successful magicians of our time, having overcome health issues, bullies, and an alter-ego that came to be too much to live up to.


    Having destroyed his alter-ego, DYNAMO, in December 2023, Steven chats to Jamie about the beauty of naiveté, arriving in London on a £1 Megabus from Bradford, to taking a leap in the states, which ultimately led to him to find the persona of Dynamo. It’s a story inspired from humble origins of watching his grandfather perform magic [06.55], which has enabled him to overcome shyness and connect with people all over the world [28.22]. Steven also opens up about finding light after dark times [34.59]


    AND of course, Steven blows Jamie away with some sleight of hand, and real magic. 


    This episode is truly inspiring and shows that everyone has their own magic to share…


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Craving validation, the pitfalls of being a perfectionist and having to grow up quickly, Zara Larsson's lived a lifetime in the spotlight; her story is one of fearlessness and passion.


    Join Jamie as he chats to the sunniest popstar in the biz; from finding fame aged 10, to why Beyonce brings her to tears, Zara is a force of good energy and positivity. However, with great fame comes responsibility - Zara shares about her destructive teens [31.58], her innate need for validation [14.23] and the pressure of living up to the success of her first album [46.03].


    Zara’s album ‘Venus’ is out now, listen here: https://www.zaralarssonofficial.com/listen.html


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • TW: This episode contains discussion of baby loss


    Finding peace after miscarriage, overcoming heartbreak six times and surviving bullying at school, Jamie is joined by his great friend, and podcasting OG, Elizabeth Day.


    As the powerhouse behind hit podcast. 'How to Fail', with over 50 million downloads, Elizabeth is a voice of resilience, discussing divorce, fertility struggles and navigating the transformative decades of Elizabeth Day's life, from the pursuit of coolness in her twenties to the acceptance of herself in her forties


    ....not to mention the intriguing first encounter between Elizabeth and Jamie, including a digger and a LOT of tequila.


    This episode is open, honest and incredibly raw.


    If you'd like to listen to Elizabeth's own podcast, you can here: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m7U7kNne0iu35HK571Ui8?si=b7161374c87444ed


    And if you want to read her latest book, Friendaholic: Confessions of Friendship Addict: https://amzn.eu/d/2lhRoTD


    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Being a rule-breaker, suffering postpartum depression and experiencing huge heartbreak. Paloma Faith unveils her vulnerable side to Jamie, delving deep into her head and her heart.


    Paloma has a distinctly unique perspective on life which shapes her to be the singer-a songwriter and style icon we know today. Emotions flow as she shares her journey through heartbreak, the role resentment played in the breakdown of her decade-long relationship and the happiness she has found through the love of her kids.


    The Glorification of Sadness album is out now, listen here: https://paloma.lnk.to/tgos

    And get tickets to her tour here: https://www.palomafaith.com/live/


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    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Podcast Editor: Ewan Newbigging-lister

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot


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  • Getting kicked out by her parents for dating a questionable man, how to be funny and why she's never wanted to visit the states, Jo Brand was one of the first female comics to break through, and has gone on to become a beloved household name, now hosting the Bake Off's Extra Slice.


    Jo chats to Jamie about how antidepressants saved her father's life [07.57], her hatred of adverts [17.43] and why the abuse from hecklers at comedy gigs was nothing compared to her work on the ward [40.35].


    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out! You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast


    THE CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Difficult relationships with food, insomnia and being a massive people pleaser. Yungblud transcends the boundaries of music and activism, connecting with hearts worldwide.


    In this episode, Yungblud opens up to Jamie in a completely unique way, sharing never before told stories that reminds us all of our inner voice and why he is the beacon of change and understanding in today's world.


    No gimmicks; just GREAT COMPANY.


    If you'd like to go to Bludfest, you can find out more here: https://www.bludfest.com/

    And get your tickets here: https://www.axs.com/uk/events/536760/bludfest-tickets


    Trigger warning: please be aware that this podcast discusses eating disorders.


    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out! You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast


    CREDITS:

    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone

    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer

    Booking: Ben Johns

    Video: Jamie Gilbert


    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • No gimmicks; just Great Company.


    Join Jamie every Wednesday as he's joined by great guests for great conversation: it's GREAT COMPANY


    Coming WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH


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